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Flushes for aiding in toxin removal

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CelticOaksFarm, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    information for treatments read online should always be researched for yourself. It is always best to consult an avian vet when dealing with illness in geese. The information below is how WE dose and use the flushes here on our farm.


    Flushes**

    Epsom Salt Flush:
    3 Tsp. Epsom Salts.
    1 ½ Cups water
    ¼ – ½ gram vitamin and electrolyte powder * Optional
    2 – 3 times a day for 3 days or until a full recovery is made.


    Molasses Flush:
    1 cup Molasses
    2 ½ gallons water
    5 – 6 grams vitamin and electrolyte powder * Optional
    ! !Do not exceed 8 hours ! ! After 8 hours replace Molasses flush with vitamin and electrolyte water


    Activated Charcoal Slurry
    1 tsp. Activated Charcoal Powder
    8 oz. – Pure Water
    Dose 6 – 8 times daily

    **These flushes will cause slight to moderate dehydration as they work to expel toxins and foreign matter from your birds system. After giving a flush, offer a steady supply of vitamin and electrolyte fortified water until a full recovery is made.

    we prefer to use steamed oats (quacker like humans eat) and mashed egg when a bird is ill. Isolated into a dog kennel, covered to keep darker and quiet and keeping stress to a minimum.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Thank you Celtic for the dosages I will book mark them in case[ and I sure hope not] I ever need them.
     
  3. 1MrsMagoo

    1MrsMagoo Songster

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    Thanks for the excellent information Celtic: I am sure a TON of people will find this very useful!
     
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  4. flockman

    flockman Songster

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    This is very helpful information. When I had a duck that came up ill, this is what saved her. I used the Epsom salt flush.
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    welcome all, seems to be a high number of toxin type posts lately, thought this was needed for quick reference.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Celtic can this be added to the sticky in the duck thread? Thanks
     
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  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    if you use the flag option above you can ask a Moderator to sticky it
     
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  8. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

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    Looks like its been added to the 'sticky' list. Thanks for this info!!
     
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  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Please don't syringe these flushes as most owners aren't experienced in doing this and can cause great harm getting fluids into the birds lungs. Just allow them to drink it.
     
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  10. psue

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    [​IMG] got it
     
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